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List of the best C. Thomas Howell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. C. Thomas Howell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top C. Thomas Howell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated C. Thomas Howell movies will be at the top of the list. C. Thomas Howell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest C. Thomas Howell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining C. Thomas Howell films to end the squabble once and for all.

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This is a list that includes films like Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!.

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Notable directors that have worked with C. Thomas Howell include names like Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola. Is C. Thomas Howell your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best River Phoenix and Brian Bloom films lists too.

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Red Dawn Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer ...more

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Secret Admirer Kelly Preston, Corey Haim, Lori Loughlin Secret Admirer is a 1985 American romantic comedy film directed by David Greenwalt, and starring C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward. The screenplay was written by ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.

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Grandview, U.S.A. Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh Grandview, U.S.A. is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carole Cook, Ramon Bieri, ...more

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Soul Man Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen Production on Spiderman 4 was halted in January 2010 and will be revamped as a new project. It is rumored to be a 3D film - and it is also rumored to not be called Spiderman 4. Marc Webb is the ...more

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That Night Katherine Heigl, Eliza Dushku, Juliette Lewis That Night is a 1992 coming-of-age romantic drama film written and directed by Craig Bolotin, and starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis. It is based on the novel of the same name by Alice ...more

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Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott Gettysburg is a 1993 epic war film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil ...more

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Tank James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones Tank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C. Thomas Howell. The film was written by Dan Gordon and directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. It was ...more

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Side Out Kathy Ireland, Courtney Thorne-Smith, C. Thomas Howell Side Out is a 1990 film about a beach volleyball competition, featuring C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Harley Jane Kozak and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The term “side-out” refers to an obsolete ...more

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Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

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The Poseidon Adventure Steve Guttenberg, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell The Poseidon Adventure is a 2005 action and adventure made-for-TV film based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name.

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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting Kari Wührer, C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting is the 2003 horror sequel to The Hitcher, which stars C. Thomas Howell, returning as Jim Halsey, Kari Wührer as his girlfriend Maggie, and Jake Busey as ...more

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Gods and Generals Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Jeff Daniels Gods and Generals is a 2003 American film based on the novel Gods and Generals by Jeffrey Shaara. It depicts events that take place prior to those shown in the 1993 film Gettysburg, which was ...more

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The Return of the Musketeers Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Reed The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following ...more

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American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Dustin Diamond, Patricia Arquette, Beth Behrs American Pie Presents: The Book of Love is a 2009 teen comedy released directly to DVD. It is the fourth and final installment in the American Pie Presents series and seventh installment in the ...more

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Far Out Man Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell Far Out Man was a 1990 comedy film written, directed by and starring Tommy Chong. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. Cinetel Films produced the movie and it was distributed in USA ...more

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Payback Joan Severance, C. Thomas Howell, Breckin Meyer Payback is a 1995 thriller film directed by Anthony Hickox and written by Sam Bernard. It stars C. Thomas Howell and Joan Severance.

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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, Jake Busey H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is a science fiction horror mockbuster by The Asylum. It is one of three 2005 film adaptations of H. G. Wells' 1898 science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. ...more

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To Protect And Serve C. Thomas Howell, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Richard Romanus

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A Tiger's Tale Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston, Charles Durning A Tiger's Tale is a 1987 film written and directed by Peter Douglas, based on the novel Love and Other Natural Disasters by Allen Hannay III.

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A Killer Within Sean Young, Giancarlo Esposito, C. Thomas Howell A Killer Within is a 2004 film featuring C. Thomas Howell as Addison Terrill, Sean Young as Rebecca Terrill, Ben Browder as Sam Moss, Dedee Pfeiffer as Sarah Moss and Giancarlo Esposito as ...more

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The Haunting of Marsten Manor C. Thomas Howell, Brianne Davis, Ezra Buzzington

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Breaking the Rules Jason Bateman, Annie Potts, C. Thomas Howell Breaking the Rules is a 1992 drama film directed by Neal Israel, executive produced by Larry A. Thompson, starring Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell, Jonathan Silverman and Annie Potts. Jason's ...more

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Dead Fire C. Thomas Howell, Matt Frewer, Monika Schnarre Dead Fire is a 1997 made for television Canadian science fiction film starring Colin Cunningham as a soldier on a space station. He is assigned to the "freezer," for prisoners as a ...more

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Hot Boyz Snoop Dogg, Gary Busey, Master P Hot Boyz is a 1999/2000 action crime film written and directed by Master P. It stars Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Mystikal. This film started a brief rivalry between No Limit ...more

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Burning Down the House C. Thomas Howell, Mick Fleetwood, Rene Auberjonois A clerk gets very little respect in the workplace and is always taken advantage of by his boss. He discovers his boss' corruption and illegal behavior, and plans to murder him and assume his ...more

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Dilemma Danny Trejo, C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Rutherford Dilemma is a 1997 action drama film written by Chuck Conaway and Ira Israel, and directed by Eric Larsen, Eric Louzil and Alan Smithee.

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The Devil's Dozen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
The Devil's Dozen Eric Roberts, C. Thomas Howell, Sophie Turner The Devil's Dozen is a 2012 mystery film written by Judy Dinella and Patrick Durham and directed by Jeremy London.

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The Sweeper C. Thomas Howell, Ed Lauter, Cynda Williams The Sweeper is a 1996 action film directed by The Sweeper.

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Jailbait C. Thomas Howell, Renée Humphrey, Billy Maddox

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Crimson Force is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
Crimson Force C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, David Chokachi Crimson Force is a 2005 science fiction film written by Thomas P. Vitale and Rob Mecarini, and directed by David Flores

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The Land That Time Forgot Erica Durance, C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms The Land That Time Forgot is a 2009 science fiction film by independent American film studio The Asylum. The film is an adaptation of the 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel of the same name, and a ...more

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Cybercity Roddy Piper, David Carradine, C. Thomas Howell Cybercity is a 1999 action, science fiction film written by Nelu Ghiran and directed by Peter Hayman.

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The Hillside Strangler C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye, Nicholas Turturro The Hillside Strangler is a 2004 film, directed by Chuck Parello and written by Stephen Johnston, loosely based on the true story of the Hillside Strangler serial killers. Kenneth Bianchi was ...more

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Young Toscanini Elizabeth Taylor, C. Thomas Howell, Franco Nero Young Toscanini is a 1988 Italian-French English-language biographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring C. Thomas Howell and Elizabeth Taylor. It charts the early career and ...more

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Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! C. Thomas Howell, Maxie J. Santillan Jr., Robert Wu

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Ordinary Miracles Lyndsy Fonseca, Jaclyn Smith, C. Thomas Howell Ordinary Miracles is a 2005 television film directed by Michael Switzer.

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Glass Trap Stella Stevens, C. Thomas Howell, Ana Alexander Glass Trap is a 2005 sci-fi monster movie starring C. Thomas Howell & Stella Stevens and directed by Fred Olen Ray, credited as Ed Raymond.

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Matter of Trust Dita Von Teese, Joan Severance, C. Thomas Howell Matter of Trust is a 1997 independent film directed by Joey Travolta and written by John Penney. Model and dancer Dita Von Teese played a small part in it. Other cast members include: C. Thomas ...more

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Last Lives C. Thomas Howell, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Rubin Last Lives is an action, science fiction, and thriller film written by Dan Duling and directed by Worth Keeter.

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Restitution Mena Suvari, Tom Arnold, C. Thomas Howell Restitution is a 2011 crime and thriller film written by Mark Bierlein and directed by Lance Kawas.

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Fighting Words C. Thomas Howell, Fred Willard, Fred Williamson

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Nursie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
Nursie C. Thomas Howell, Savannah Smith Boucher, David Parker Nursie is a 2004 horror and thriller film written by Maxine Jordan and Kathy Hudson, directed by Joe C. Maxwell.

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The Day the Earth Stopped Judd Nelson, C. Thomas Howell, Bug Hall The Day the Earth Stopped is a 2008 American direct-to-DVD science fiction film produced by independent studio The Asylum, directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell. Its title and premise are ...more

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House of Fallen C. Thomas Howell, Corbin Bernsen, Jeff Wincott

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen Elizabeth Hurley, C. Thomas Howell, Claire Bloom Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a 1995 British thriller film directed by Henry Cole and starring Elizabeth Hurley, C. Thomas Howell and Joss Ackland. An upper-class drug addict is pursued by the ...more

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Don't Pass Me By is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
Don't Pass Me By Keith David, Michael Madsen, C. Thomas Howell Don't Pass Me By is a 2011 drama film written by Rachel Noll and Katy K. Burton.